Wicomico Public Libraries will host a Food for Fines event beginning Sunday, December 6th through Saturday, December 19th.
Food for Fines is an initiative where members of the community can donate non-perishable items in lieu of paying fines. Community members can present their card at any Library branch and for each donated item will receive $1 off their overdue fines. Overdue items that are still checked out must be returned before you can “donate” towards that fine. Library members owing over $25 in fines can bring in 25 items and the Library will clear all remaining overdue fines. Accounts with charges for lost, billed or damaged items cannot use the amnesty program to cover those items.
All food collected will go directly to the Joseph House in Salisbury. Suggested donations include canned vegetables, rice, pasta, cake mixes, breakfast cereal, canned tuna and chicken, canned or packaged soups, instant mashed potatoes, Jell-O, instant coffee, cocoa, and peanut butter. Donations of household items such as soap, diapers, laundry soap, paper towels, etc. will also be accepted. Items must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired.
Wicomico Public Libraries are located in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, in Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous resources such as free Internet access, a variety of classes and events, and an online eBooks library, and it engages the community through education, economic development and through various community events. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!